Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Fabric Collection from Galbraith & Paul

Fabrics, furnishings and objects where the crafter's hand is evident are more interesting to me than factory produced perfection. Having a sense of where an item originated and how it was made has great value. Such is the appeal of the Galbraith and Paul fabric line which has recently released its Spring collection.


The line, which is designed by Liz Galbraith and hand block printed in a Philadelphia studio, brings a modern eye and vintage techniques to textile design.


While citing the graphics of Marimekko, the painterly qualities of The Bloomsbury Group, and William Morris textiles as inspirations, Galbraith & Paul fabrics have a fresh and elegant spirit that is all their own.


Artisans hand print all of the fabrics, on a variety of linens and velvets, using fabric paints that are permanent and light-fast. Below are examples of how Lotus and Ribbon are printed.







 photos via Galbraith & Paul


In addition to the standard line, fabrics can be printed to order, so color and ground substitutions are easy to do. One can choose from among 37 patterns, 6 grounds and over 100 colors to produce a unique fabric that will work perfectly for your job. Visit Galbraith & Paul's website for more information.

6 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I LOVE the process too:) This is how they do it in India and Thailand, too. The fabrics are gorgeous! I have dreams about doing this. I have enjoyed seeing your pins!! Best, Kathleen

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    1. Hi Kathleen, I have loved checking out your blog and look forward to more - and Pinterest, too! All best, Phyllis

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  2. Thanks for the introduction! Just visited their website, and so glad I did. Their prints are so fresh and updated....really like what I see. I'm going to visit their atelier the next time I am in PA (which is pretty often). Hopefully their sample sale is coming up. Will send report, Loi

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    1. Please do! The last sample sale was in December - if you sign up on the website they will let you know by email when the next sale is. All best, Phyllis

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  3. Beautiful fabrics - wonderful source.

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  4. Love these prints of fabric. I will have to check it out.

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